LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-25-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
AttiqGomer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Xandros
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
How do I know what packages in a CVS to get


As per this Area I am a newbie to linux...


My linux of choice is Xandros which is Debian based....

I need help in how to figure out what packages are needed from a certain site link below to make the program....

This is part of the answer I received from the creator of the program...


...Therefore no downloads are available for your distro, unless you are
comfortable building the packages yourself directly from CVS....


The link is cvs.sourceforge .net/viewcvs.py/quickdc/


Can someone please help me in putting the pieces of this puzzle that I dont understand together....

Either someone telling me what to do or working together to get it working would be great....

Thank You
 
Old 10-25-2004, 02:02 PM   #2
ugge
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2000
Location: Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Distribution: OpenSUSE 10.3
Posts: 1,028

Rep: Reputation: 45
The CVS is a version system used for developement. In this system you can check out different version of the project at will.
The CVS work with projects in what they call modules. A module could have any name, for example "mozilla".
This module contain all files to build that module. To get you hands on a CVS version you use the CVS command to connect to the repository (in your case cvs.sourceforge .net/viewcvs.py/quickdc/), and check out the module. Now the files are downloaded to your computer, you get your own working copy.

When you are involved in developement you check out the module, do your work and then commit your working copy, this makes the CVS server compare your version against the one on the server and the changes are recorded.

To get a hang about CVS I recommend a quick search with google.
This seems like a page to stat with: http://www.flipcode.com/articles/article_cvsintro.shtml
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Running CVS Server on Fedora Core 4 with pserver as "cvs" user rupak Fedora 2 09-17-2005 03:06 PM
create a cvs repository with existing files to cvs powah Linux - Software 1 08-19-2005 10:19 AM
Obtaining sources by CVS - no cvs access cybrjackle *BSD 0 01-18-2005 09:28 AM
What are cvs packages? minm Linux - Newbie 4 01-08-2005 03:11 PM
cvs wine. Unable to download. Error "cvs: command not found" gonus Debian 5 08-03-2004 08:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration